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Old 07/27/2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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acrylic thickness and led light question tank 36x24x10

i am going to build 2 holding tanks with the dimensions of 36"x24"x10" with a max water level of 8". what i am looking for is the thickness of the acrylic needed, weld on number, and LED lighting for display. the tanks will hold inverts ( crabs, snails, shrimp) fish and corals. all will be seperated by dividers. light questions would be color size (wattage) and number. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.


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Old 07/27/2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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for a DIY high power LED, around 36 LEDs, or roughly $360 without (>$100) controller.


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Old 07/27/2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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You can go with 3/8" thick, I would say 1/2" if it was mine because I like the dimension of thicker acrylic. A 2.5 " eurobrace made of a single piece top. Weldon 3 or 4 is the solvent you would use. Make sure that you use a radius no smaller than 1" when cutting the corner holes in the top (to create the eurobrace).

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for a DIY high power LED, around 36 LEDs, or roughly $360 without (>$100) controller.
Any reccomendations on specific LED's or a place to "one stop shop". fans heat sinks etc.


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Any reccomendations on specific LED's or a place to "one stop shop". fans heat sinks etc.
Rapid LED is a good shop, they have everything in one place (drivers, optics, thermal paste, heat sinks, fans, etc...) and their customer service is outstanding.

http://www.rapidled.com/servlet/StoreFront

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